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Find-a-Friend Friday: Zoosy

March 22nd, 2013 11:36 am by Kelly


Zoosy, why you so cutesy?
Photos courtesy of Hard Luck Hounds.

 

Zoosy is a special dog for a special human. A gentle teddy bear of a boy, he needs someone who can keep a close eye on him due to an ongoing medical situation. He’s had issues with bladder stones in the past and his urethra was enlarged so that he could pass them, but he needs a low-protein diet and a little extra TLC. Don’t worry though, this guy is totally worth it!

 

ZOOSY
English Bulldog: An adoptable dog in Grandview, MO
Large • Adult • Male

Zoosy is a truly wonderful dog. He is blessed with a gentle, loving and carefree personality. He knows how to work the room and is always ready to play. He does love to wrestle and hopes his new owner isn’t afraid of a little slobber.

Zoosy has a rare medical problem but one that is more commonly seen in male Bulldogs. He makes cysteine stones in his bladder and those small stones were traveling through his urinary tract and causing an obstruction. When he came into our program he was unable to urinate freely and needed urgent medical attention. We performed a surgical procedure that eliminated the risk of obstruction. After a scrotal urethrostomy he has a larger opening to urinate out of, allowing the small stones to pass out easily. He has an opening to urinate much like a female dog would and is in the same general location as a female dog. His urethrostomy site is completely healed and he is doing great.

Zoosy is on a low protein prescription diet (u/d) due to the stone formation. He may be more prone to developing urinary tract infections and will need ongoing medical care if that is the case. He has an elongated soft palate as do the majority of Bulldog’s but this is not causing any problems at this time. He has a slight entropion of the right lower eyelid and will need ongoing monitoring of this problem. It is a common finding of bracycephalic breeds and may need medical or surgical care in the future.

Zoosy will need an attentive owner that is able to provide ongoing and possibly aggressive medical care. He is very healthy right now and should have a normal life span. He is vaccinated and tested heartworm negative. He is very good about keeping his kennel clean and should easily transition to a home environment.

His adoption fee is $600. Please inquire via email ONLY so we can manage the incoming applications in a timely manner. An application can be found at www.grandviewvet.com under the Hard Luck Hounds tab. Email completed applications to hardluckhounds@gmail.com.

You can access an application for adoption at www.grandviewvet.com under the Hard Luck Hounds tab. Prior to adoption all Hard Luck Hounds dogs are:
Spayed or neutered
Heartworm tested
Vaccinated
Treated for intestinal parasites
Micro-chipped

Adopting your new best friend is always better than shopping for one!

More about ZOOSY
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Special Needs • Primary colors: White or Cream, Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short

Find-a-Friend Friday: Sally and Sophie

February 1st, 2013 11:12 am by Kelly


Sally (top) and Sophie.
Photos courtesy of Angels Left Behind.

 

Sally and Sophie, you guys. THESE GIRLS ARE BREAKING MY HEART. Both ladies were rescued from near-death experiences (Sally, a high kill shelter; Sophie, euthanasia due to expensive vet bills) by their dad, whom they lived happily ever after with…that is, until he died of a heart attack some ten years later. It’s bad enough that they lost their human; worst still if they lost each other. Hopefully they can find a kind and loving home together? Don’t let their ages scare you off, senior dogs rock!

Here’s more about each girl. Even if you’re not in the position to adopt, please help spread the word, okay? Or consider fostering? Both Sally and Sophie are currently in a kennel and understandably not very happy about it. These lifelong friends deserve a place to retire to – by one another’s sides.

Whoever adopts them will for serious be entitled to a box of vegan cookies hand made by moi. Dog lady’s honor!

 

Sally
German Shepherd Dog Mix: An adoptable dog in Belton, MO
Large • Senior • Female

Hello, my name is Sally. I’m a sweet, spunky girl that has known nothing but love and kindness my whole life. I have been spoiled and well taken care for 10 plus years. I have always considered myself one of the lucky ones. My daddy adopted me from a high kill shelter when I was just 16 weeks old. I have been with him ever since. Well a few weeks ago my daddy was taken to the hospital because of his heart. He told me and my sister that he loved us and would be back. We waited for a long time and would have waited forever, but unfortunately his heart stopped beating. I think part of me died that day too. The lady that would come over every week to help care for him stopped by and picked us up. She said that she would make sure we found a new home. I can’t believe that I’m having to worry about finding a home at my age. I should be laying around enjoying my golden years. Do you have room for me? I promise I won’t be any trouble.

If you have room in your heart and home for this sweet senior, please email me at angelsleftbehind@yahoo.com or call me at 816-506-0378. Sally is about 11 years old, but has the spirit of a puppy. Sally is now in a kennel environment and isn’t handling it very well. She has spent her whole life laying beside her daddy and doesn’t belong in a kennel. Unfortunately we don’t have any available foster homes right now.

Foster homes are always needed.

 

Sophie
Collie Mix: An adoptable dog in Belton, MO
Medium • Senior • Female

Hello, my name is Sophie. I’m a sweet, gentle soul that has known nothing but love and kindness my whole life. I have been spoiled and well taken care for 10 plus years. I have always considered myself one of the lucky ones. My daddy saved me from being euthanized when I was about a year old. I had been hit by a car and no one wanted to help me so the vet was going to euthanize me. Out of the blue, a wonderful man came in and saved me. I have been with him ever since. Well a few weeks ago, my daddy was taken to the hospital because of his heart. He told me and my sister that he loved us and would be back. We waited for a long time and would have waited forever, but unfortunately his heart stopped beating. I think part me died that day too. The lady that would come over every week to help care for him stopped by and picked us up. She said that she would make sure we found a new home. I can’t believe that I’m having to worry about finding a home at my age. I should be laying around enjoying my golden years. Do you have room for me? I promise I won’t be any trouble.

If you have room in your heart and home for this sweet senior, please email me at angelsleftbehind@yahoo.com or call me at 816-506-0378. Sophie is about 12 years old, but has the spirit of a puppy. Sophie is now in a kennel environment and isn’t handling it very well. She has spent her whole life laying beside her daddy and doesn’t belong in a kennel. Unfortunately we don’t have any available foster homes right now.

Foster homes are always needed.

 

Find-a-Friend Friday: Saphron

January 18th, 2013 12:45 pm by Kelly


Saphron, with a PH!
Photos courtesy of Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.


 

Poor Saphron! A senior lady, she lost the tips of her ears to frostbite before she found her way to the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter. In 2009! And she’s still looking for a home. So someone give her one, okay?

 


 

Saphron- I’m so misunderstood!
Domestic Short Hair-White Mix: An adoptable cat in Parkville, MO
Medium • Senior • Female

Meet Saphron, a beauty of a cat, looking for someone to take her in. Part of her ears have actually fallen off due to frostbite from being outside when we got her on a cold Feb. in 2009. But we think it only makes her even more cute. Saphron does not like other cats so she would really do best to be in a home where she is the only pet. Saphron’s not too fond of being stuck in the shelter, but the person who brought her in said that she was very well behaved and quite loving while staying at his house. This beautiful white girl has had to endure a lot and now she deserves a quiet, loving home with a patient family. She is a member of the Lonely Hearts Club at FOPAS so her adoption fee is $50.00 and she gets to go home in a gently used carrier. Come by the shelter to meet beautiful Saphron at 1356 N 9 HWY in Parkville or call 816.587.0918 to make an appointment to meet this beauty!

More about Saphron- I’m so misunderstood!
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained

 

 

Find-a-Friend Friday: Heaven

January 4th, 2013 1:16 pm by Kelly


Heaven, can you help this sweet girl find it?
Photos courtesy of Love 4 Paws.


 

Heaven isn’t too far away. Turns out, she’s living over in Overland Park!

Heaven is a young tripod who lost one leg due to an untreated injury. If you’ve got a soft spot for “special needs” dogs, Heaven might be your girl! Not that she lets her missing leg slow her down any, nosiree. According to her rescuers at Love 4 Paws, she’s “fully functional” and raring to go. Think you can keep up? Schedule a meet and greet today!

 


 

Heaven
Shar Pei Mix: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Medium • Adult • Female

Heaven is a 2 yr old female Shar Pei who was found in a dog house with her hind leg very badly damaged, so when L4P rescued her, we removed her leg. She is fully functional and is good with dogs and kids and so sweet! Fully vetted

More about Heaven
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained

Find-a-Friend Friday: Mr. Tucker

December 28th, 2012 12:37 pm by Kelly


“I’m not grumpy, I just can’t see how nice you are!”
Photos courtesy of Great Plains SPCA.


 

Mr. Tucker brings to mind a distinguished old newscaster – Walter Cronkite, perhaps, or Tom Brokaw – a little grizzled and scrappy, but wise and distinguished and someone with whom you’d definitely want to hang if given the chance. What has this little guy seen in his nine years, some of which were spent walking the mean streets of OP? Only Mr. Tucker can say.

Unfortunately, he’s been living in the Cat Condo at Great Plains SPCA for nearly a year now, patiently waiting for his forever home. His eyesight isn’t what it used to be, you see, and so he doesn’t make the best first impression with potential adopters. All these strangers scare him! But you know what they say about strangers: they’re just friends waiting to happen. If you think this applies to you, go meet your new friend Mr. Tucker today. A cage is a lonely place to be, especially during the holidays.

 


 

Mr. Tucker

Animal ID: 14093515
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix
Age: 9 years 3 months 8 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: Orange/White
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes
Site: Great Plains SPCA
Location: Cat Adoption Condo
Intake Date: 1/26/2012
Adoption Price: $75.00

Hi my name is Mr. Tucker, but we don’t have to be so formal with each other. You can just call me Tuck. And what should I call you? Oh, that’s a good name too! Let me tell you a bit about me, then you come down and we’ll get together in person and see what develops. I’m nine years old and was abandoned in Overland Park. A nice man found me and gave me food and water and took care of me until he could bring me to Great Plains SPCA. The nice people here took me in and now I’m looking for my second chance at happiness.

Unfortunately one of the things that comes with age in people, and less often in cats, is cataracts. Hmmm . . . wonder if they named those after us felines? Anyway, I can’t see very well, so I can’t tell that faces coming to my kennel are friendly ones of people who are interested in adopting me. I also can’t see that the hands reaching out are soft to give me gentle petting. I’m very wary of strangers because I’m afraid without being unable to see them or size them up for myself. So I’ve been here a while waiting for my forever family, as I’m not as outgoing and approachable as some others here.

I’m also a little grumpy being in a cage most of the day. You wouldn’t like that either, would you? In a home, I’m a whole different person. I lived with a foster family for a while and in their home, I was a very snuggly kitty. I loved the husband in the family and hung out with him a lot. I slept with him, watched TV with him and would let him pet me for a long time. We were buds! It may be that I like men better than women. If you’re a guy, why don’t you come down here and we can do some male bonding.

If you come visit, bring Whisker Lickens treats and we’ll probably do fine. Cats rely a lot on their sense of smell and if I smell my favorite treats, I’m usually thinking good thoughts and how much I’d like to meet the person who brought them, and will even let them pet me, but just a little. The doctors checked me out and my eyes do appear to see, just not well enough to quickly make out the objects and adjust. I’d need a quieter and less lively home where things are usually in the same spot and the routine is predictable, so I can navigate easily with my vision.

Needing to quickly dodge around anything to get out of the way is tough for me, so I’d need a home without other cats, dogs or rambunctious children. I love kids, but toddlers often get excited easily having fun, so might streak through a room at warp speed or throw toys around or leave them in my path. That’s more of a challenge than I’d like. I’m looking for sort of a retirement home, where things are quiet, the cushions in the sunny windows are fluffy, and where there are soft toys and catnip to entertain me. A house more like a library than a carnival, if you know what I mean.

I am hoping with all my heart that you’d be a purr-fect match for me and that you’re willing to come and meet me and see if we might work out together. I’d be so grateful if you chose me and made a home for me. I’m a good little guy and deserve a new chance at happiness. Don’t we all?

Love
Mr. Tucker

 

If you click through, you’ll find that Mr. Tucker’s Petfinder listing is pretty sparse; I pulled the above info off his Petango listing on the Great Plains SPCA website, but couldn’t figure out how to link to the listing itself. Just go to www.greatplainsspca.org/adoptions-and-services/adoptions/view_adoptable_pets/ and scroll down until you find him!

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